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Mary Catherine Campbell Woods

  • Birth 2 Jun 1690 City of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Death 18 Dec 1742 Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Crozet, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 40417584

daughter of Sir James Campbell 5th Bt. of Auchinbreck and Lady Susan Campbell,
she was christened "Lady"in Cannongate, Edinburgh
Her title before marrying a commoner.
Although she may still have been called, "Lady"
As we were still under British rule...
This was not actually "America" until 1776
married Michael Marion Woods (about) 1704,
children from this union:

Magdelena 1705-1796
m#1 Capt John McDowell
m#2 Benjamin F Borden
Heiress of the Borden Estate
"the wealthiest woman on the frontier"
m#3 John Bowyer

Archibald 1706-1768
m/Isabella Goss

Michael Jr 1708-1777
Capt French & Indian War
m/Anne Lambert

Hannah 1710-
m/William Wallace
lived on Piedmont Plantation
Greenwood neighborhood
still owned by family today

Col John "Jake" 1712-1791
m/Susannah Anderson

Margaret 1714-1756
m/Andrew Wallace


Col William 1715-1782
served Revolutionary War
received land grants for his service
m/Susannah Wallace

Richard 1716-1779
m#1 Elizabeth A Stuart
m#2 Janet Woods

Charles 1719-1760
m/Lettice Campbell

Martha 1720-1790
owned "Thornhill Plantation"
m/Peter Wallace Jr

Andrew 1722-1781
m/Martha Poage

Sarah 1724-1792
m/Joseph Lapsley

she was killed by Indians. One of the Woods researchers was the late St. Clair County, Missouri historian, John Mills. He once found the graves of both Michael Woods (Sr.) and his wife, Mary Catherine Campbell near the first site of the Forks of the James Meeting House, somewhere near Glasgow, Virginia. That site has now been lost. Graves were moved to accommodate either a freeway or highway junction, leaving only these two behind(flat marble slabs) -- and unmaintained.

On the monument that may still exist with these graves, according to the late Mr. Mills, is an inscription noting that Mary was the first white woman in the Valley (Shenandoah) murdered by Indians in 1742. It is believed this was the same incident in which her son-in-law John McDowell sold liquor to the Iroquois party on its way to attack Cherokee on a hunting excursion that went too far north

****I am not responsible for people linking incorrect people to these parents, OR for incorrect death dates OR incorrect burial locations of those incorrect people****
****I have been researching my huge clan since the early 1980's and I will not change dates, locations etc, I stand by my research****

Direct Descendant
My Maternal 8th Great Grandmother

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  • Created by: Linda Dukes
  • Added: 8 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40417584
  • Laurie Stiles Daynes
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Catherine Campbell Woods (2 Jun 1690–18 Dec 1742), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40417584, citing Blair Park Plantation Cemetery (Defunct), Crozet, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Linda Dukes (contributor 46842176) .